Additive-Free Energetic Film Based on Graphene Oxide and Nanoscale Energetic Coordination Polymer for Transient Microchip

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Original languageEnglish
Article number2103199
Journal / PublicationAdvanced Functional Materials
Issue number42
Online published21 Jul 2021
Publication statusPublished - 14 Oct 2021


Transient microchips have promising applications in data security and privacy protection. A simple fabrication process and short transient time are two crucial requirements for transient microchips. In this study, a facile drop-casting method is used to develop a transient microchip based on an energetic film and a microheater on a substrate. It is found that the graphene oxide-energetic coordination polymer composite based energetic film plays an important role in simplifying the fabrication process and achieving fast transient time due to its inherent film forming ability, strong binding to substrate, and highly energetic characteristics. The interlayer confinement effect of graphene oxide (GO) can significantly reduce the size of energetic coordination polymer (ECP) to nanometer scale. Van der Waals forces between GO layers and coordination bonds between GO and metal ions are responsible for the film formation ability. Furthermore, the reduction of ECP size and the compact stacking lay the foundation for the excellent combustion and pressure production performance of the energetic film. The strong adhesion of the energetic film and the substrate is confirmed by drop experiments. More importantly, the fabricated silicon based transient microchip can achieve self-destruction within 1 second.

Research Area(s)

  • combustion-pressure, energetic coordination polymers, graphene oxide, self-destruction, transient microchips